Search Play Jazz Guitar.com

 

 




Jazz Classes Evergreen CO

Local resource for Jazz classes in Evergreen. Includes detailed information on local music schools and music instructors that provide access to blues lessons, Jazz lessons, and instruction in Jazz music, Jazz improvisation, Jazz theory, Jazz chords, Jazz styles, and Jazz harmony, as well as advice and content on playing Jazz music.

Carol Smith
9074 W. Center Ave.
Lakewood, CO
Instruments
Chorus, Piano
Styles
Classical, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
17 Years

Data Provided By:
Johanna N.
(877) 231-8505
S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO
Subjects
Singing, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Piano: beg - adv Voice: beg - inter I specialize in classical training for piano and voice. I prefer the Thompson series for beginners on piano. For more developed students I take their interests into consideration, so my styles and genres are more inclusive.
Education
Western State College - Music - 08-02 to 05-06 (Bachelor's degree received) Regis University - Education - 06-08 to 05-10 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Scott M.
(877) 231-8505
S Wolff St
Denver, CO
Subjects
Music Performance, Songwriting, Ukulele, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in teaching theory to beginners and intermediate guitar players. I can teach in the style of pop, rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and acoustic folk.
Education
Kirkwood Community College - Music/liberal Arts - 8-2004 through 5-2006 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Erika K.
(877) 231-8505
S Winona Ct
Denver, CO
Subjects
Saxophone, Flute, Trombone, Clarinet, Tuba, Violin, Trumpet, Oboe, Viola
Ages Taught
5 to 15
Specialties
The bulk of my experience is in a band and orchestra setting so I am comfortable teaching from several different method books.
Education
University of Colorado, Boulder - Music Education - 8/01 - 12/05 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
John King
21133 Saddleback Cir
Parker, CO
Instruments
Trumpet
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
25 Years

Data Provided By:
Mary F.
(877) 231-8505
S Devinney St
Denver, CO
Subjects
Music Performance, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Banjo, Classical Guitar, Singing, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 105
Specialties
classical guitar and piano
Education
Alleman High School - - 1963-67 (High School diploma received) St Ambrose University - music education - 1979-81 (Bachelor's degree received) Northern Illinois University - music - 1994-96 (Master's degree received) Art Institute of Colorado - graphic design - 2007-09 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Sue B.
(877) 231-8505
W Iowa Drive
Denver, CO
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Bastien
Education
North Carolina School of the Arts - voice major - 1976-1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Mary F.
(877) 231-8505
Simms St
Arvada, CO
Subjects
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Piano, Organ, Music Theory, Music Performance, Singing, Banjo
Ages Taught
5 to 105
Specialties
classical guitar and piano
Education
Alleman High School - - 1963-67 (High School diploma received) St Ambrose University - music education - 1979-81 (Bachelor's degree received) Northern Illinois University - music - 1994-96 (Master's degree received) Art Institute of Colorado - graphic design - 2007-09 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Music & Arts
(303) 973-0977
Bowles Village Center, 7421 W. Bowles Ave #16
Littleton, CO
 
Vanessa Felhauer
818 Balsam Ln
Fort Collins, CO
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$38
Years of Experience
10 Years

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Playing With Conviction

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I'm very often disappointed when I go and hear straight-ahead jazz guitarists play in a club, no matter how good they may be. Many have practiced their technique and have a knowledge of harmony that is clearly impressive. They have good time and play well with the other band members. But 9 times out of 10 I am disappointed and for the most part I think I know why.

Most of these players spend countless hours in the bedroom practicing, working on stuff, perfecting things, analyzing chord changes, working on harmonic ideas and so on, something that no one recommends more highly than I, but it seems that so often these musicians lack the ability to communicate musically.

It actually reminds me a little of when I used to live in London and I'd be having a drink with a few horn players at the bar during an intermission (in the UK, horn players particularly from the north of England seem to enjoy a pint or two!) and I'd listen to them say how much they had no time at all for the 'punters' in the audience. With this attitude, those horn players put themselves on a pedestal, instantly separating themselves, drawing an imaginary line at the end of the stage. More like an electric fence! I never understood it, it was almost a way of justifying how little work they were prepared to do to really get their musical point across. What they said musically might have been very clever, even impressive, but whatever it was remained on the stage. No one in the audience was invited to experience that musical conversation. The audience was the last thing that mattered it seemed.

Now I'm not suggesting that we as artists entertain with tap dancing, plate spinning, telling jokes and so on, I'm talking about finding a way to connect with the audience, and the first step to doing this is through sound projection with our instrument. Don't forget, as instrumentalists we have to try that much harder to communicate with the listener because there is no vocalist to do that for us. We have to make sure our instrumental voice carries.

And I find, going back to my disappointment with so many jazz guitarists in clubs, that they simply are not concerned with that communication between themselves and the audience. I do not believe it has been an issue with most of them and I believe it is extremely important.

I am talking about playing with real conviction. So many players lack that strength, everything is quiet and timid and they seem like they are looking for the right notes, meandering away, somewhat apologetically. This does not translate to an audience, very often does not translate to other musicians. Too many hours in the bedroom practicing obsessively and not enough time in coffee shops talking to other human beings about THEIR lives! Musicians can be horribly insular and those completely obsessed with their instruments usually end up as the bigges...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Play Jazz Guitar